A trappy affair and ALBAROUCHE can take it at the expense of Tableau Vivant and Belotto. Granted, the time of Albarouche's second at Sandown was moderate but the way in which she stayed on suggests that the Lingfield circuit could very much play to her strengths. Rated 80, she still looks open to further improvement. Tableau Vivant is interestingly upped in trip, especially as he has had plenty of use made of him when tried over seven furlongs. Belotto put up a career best to land her maiden at Newbury. She beat a number of appreciably better rated fillies on that day and it's impossible to believe that the whole field had an offday. Lisathedaddy is a course specialist but there was no disguising that her latest effort was a huge flop. Oat Cuisine is a recent winner though unproven over the trip. Mystery Sail has a distinct American lilt to her pedigree and was backed off the boards at Sandown in July. A tough call and Albarouche is it.
Lisathedaddy 10-1 (9-6) Very slowly away, held up in last place, ridden 2f out, never a factor, 5th of 6, 6l behind Luck Will Come (8-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f fll hcp (4) pol in Aug.
Oat Cuisine 11-1 (8-13) Mid-division on stand's side, headway under pressure from 2f out, led over 1f out, drifted left final furlong, all out, won at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul beating Bobski (9-6) by a hd, 19 ran.
Tableau Vivant (IRE) 7-1 (8-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, edged left and headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 1l behind The Jostler (8-7) at Newmarket 7f fll hcp (3) gs in Aug.
Ivory Lace 25-1 (8-11) Behind, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 10, 13l behind Crystal Capella (8-10) at Goodwood 1m 2f lst hcp (1) sft in Aug.
Albarouche 16-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, led 2f out, joined over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, just outpaced by winner, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Kingdom of Fife (9-0) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp (4) gs in Aug.
Belotto (IRE) 13-2 (8-12) In rear, headway over 2f out, quickened to lead over 1f out, soon clear, pushed out, easily, won at Newbury 1m 2f mdn fll (5) gs in Aug beating Vine Street (8-12) by 6l, 7 ran.
Rio Guru (IRE) 20-1 (8-3) Towards rear, ridden and outpaced 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 10l behind Crystal Capella (8-10) at Goodwood 1m 2f lst hcp (1) sft in Aug.
Mystery Sail (USA) 4-1 (9-9) Close up 4th, chased leaders 3f out, lost 3rd over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 6l behind The Which Doctor (9-8) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Opera de Luna 14-1 (8-11) Behind, driven along 3f out, moderate late headway, 6th of 12, 11l behind Dark Prospect (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2f 3yo hcp (5) pol.